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Wuhan Yangtze International School

Updated: 2017-10-23

Wuhan Yangtze International School (WYIS) is an English-language international school located within the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone (WHDZ) in Wuhan, Hubei, China. 

WYIS provides a respected education for Pre-K through Grade 12 expatriate children. WYIS implements an American-based curriculum with an international focus using English as the main language of instruction. 

Founded in 2003 with seven students, WYIS has expanded to over 200 students today. Serving more than 35 nations and territories demonstrates the value of diversity within the school environment. There is also a strong partnership between the school and parents that allows for effective student learning.

WYIS challenges students to build a solid foundation by critical thinking, group work, and a diverse offering of studies. An emphasis on character development is present throughout the school, and students are challenged to consider their own gifts and talents and how they can impact the world around them. 

History & Mission

Beginning in 2003, South Lake international School (SLIS) opened with seven students in Wuchang. Within two years, SLIS moved to a more spacious campus in the WHDZ within San Jiao Hu Elementary School. By 2007, SLIS had changed its name to Wuhan Yangtze International School. WYIS received full accreditation status in 2008 and its official international school license from the national government of the PRC in 2011. Partnering with the WHDZ government, construction of the new campus began in 2012 with the school beginning classes on the new campus in January 2014. WYIS’ diverse community has come from more than 35 countries and territories during its history. 

WYIS' mission is to educate the whole child socially, spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally to become a dynamic individual of truth and excellence who positively contributes to society. As such, a variety of opportunities are provided for students both inside and outside of the classroom. WYIS also believes that parental involvement is a key indicator of successful learning. 

Academics

Wuhan Yangtze International School prepares students for higher learning with a challenging and supportive standards-based curriculum. Its academic program is designed with research-based tools and methods to help students become dynamic individuals of truth and excellence. The academic learning environment caters to the needs of all students. Students are encouraged to succeed in small, interactive classes where they can receive targeted and individualized instruction. Teachers use hands-on learning activities, field trips, and classroom projects to support student learning. WYIS is an excellent choice for parents committed to post-secondary preparation.

Campus Location & Highlights

WYIS is located on a purpose-built campus. The facilities include an academic building, performing arts center, and sports complex. The academic building consists of 28 large classrooms, a spacious library with break-out rooms, two fully-equipped science labs, and two art studios. The self-contained Early Childhood Center (ECC) consists of large rooms with direct access to the outdoor play area and in-room, bathroom facilities. Students enjoy a completely climate-controlled indoor environment. Outdoor spaces include separate ECC and elementary playgrounds, basketball courts, a weights room, and a full-size, natural turf soccer pitch. The sports center includes a full-size indoor gymnasium.